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  • A timely warning from the feds: Bitcoins are the 'Wild West'

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that whipping boy of big-business conservatives everywhere, demonstrated its value to the average consumer this week by explaining the pitfalls of bitcoins and other such "virtual currencies." The key takeaway,...
  • Airline gripe? Make it work -- or at least make it count

    Airline gripe? Make it work -- or at least make it count
    In case you were wondering how big airlines respond to complaints personally and specifically, consider a United Airlines message actually sent to a dissatisfied customer. The letter, widely circulating online, literally, starts out this way: "Thank...
  • Market Report: What do you do with green tomatoes?

    Market Report: What do you do with green tomatoes?
    What's the deal with all the green tomatoes piled up at farmers markets? Well, you can blame the cooler weather, says Danny Disterheft of D & S Fruits & Vegetables, his farm in Berrien Springs, Mich. But consumer demand means that Disterheft, who was at...
  • Pennsylvania allows Tesla Motors to expand

    Pennsylvania allows Tesla Motors to expand
    HARRISBURG — While battles rage in New Jersey and other states over whether to allow Tesla Motors to sell cars within their borders, Pennsylvania has quickly and quietly approved an expansion of the automaker's entry into the market. Gov. Tom...
  • Resale is hot for back to school

    Resale is hot for back to school
    Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find. "I get...
  • More companies adding video to personalize online customer service

    More companies adding video to personalize online customer service
    In a hurry on a sizzling July morning, Veronica Vallejos opted for the drive-through ATM at Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley. After pulling under a carport, she leaned out her window and found to her surprise, a screen lit up with Regina's smiling...
  • Kevin Hunt: How To Make Gas Stations Honor Cash Price On Debit Purchase

    Kevin Hunt: How To Make Gas Stations Honor Cash Price On Debit Purchase
    Payment options, cash or credit, are marked clearly at local gas stations. But how does your local fill-up treat plastic cash, the debit card? A debit card looks like a credit card, but banks treat it like a cash transaction. A consumer receives no...
  • What's left on the menu? Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food ban

    What's left on the menu? Russian restaurateurs wrangle with food ban
    Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages. The tit for tat trade restrictions - a response to U.S. and EU...
  • The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know

    The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other consumer news you need to know
    Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog dug up last week, from the VA's...
  • Gen Y generates jump in car sales

    Q: A December report from the U.S. Public Interest Group Education Fund and the Frontier Group found that over the last decade, the share of workers who get to work by private car declined in 99 of America's 100 largest urbanized areas. The Lehigh...
  • Tips for keeping medication costs down

    Tips for keeping medication costs down
    Amanda Greene relies on lidocaine patches to help manage the chronic pain that her Lupus causes. The anesthetic is available as a generic drug, typically sold at a substantially lower price. But this year, the 47-year-old Culver City resident says she's...